Monday, August 27, 2012

Back to School Blog Hop

Welcome to the Craftwell Back to School Blog Hop!
I hope you are enjoying the hop so far!  You should have come from Kelly's Blog.  If you have just started here at Crafty Pink Anchor, please make sure you start from the beginning at Cassie's blog, so you don't miss any of the awesome projects along the way!  

This school year, jazz up those plain ol' boring pencil boxes and folders with your eCraft and some vinyl!  Vinyl is a great way to personalize your school supplies and will definately help you stay organized in style. 

 These would also be great gifts for teachers, high school and college kids! 

First I measured the area where I knew I wanted to put the vinyl images. Then I imported the svg's I wanted into SCAL3 (or eCraft Shop Pro for the SD card images) and re-sized them according to the measurements that I had taken and cut them out with my eCraft (at pressure 1 with no tabs) out of vinyl.  Then simply peeled off the vinyl from the backing and adhered to the boxes and folders. 
Pencil/Marker Boxes:
All the elements for the boxes were cut out of black vinyl with my eCraft.
These clear boxes were purchased at AC Moore and were on sale for a dollar! What a great deal!

Copics Box: Copics is in SNF Ambrosia Bold by Lettering Delights. The flowers were cut out at 1 inch from Craftwell's Fundamentals 1 SD card. 
Pencil Box:  Pencils is in LD Horror Movie Font by Lettering Delights.  The stars were cut out at 1 inch and the skull and crossbones at 2 inches.  Stars, skull and crossbones are from Lettering Delights Rockstar Cut Its Simple Shapes. 
All the elements for the folders were cut out of green vinyl with my eCraft.
Plain folders are boring but are sometimes the only folders left at the store!  These 2 pocket folders were purchased at Walgreens at 4 for $1.
Philosophy: Font for Philosophy is the Bella Donna Font that was already installed on my computer.  The lock and key are from Craftwell's Fundamentals 1 SD Card and were cut out at 4 inches.
Art:  The Art font is Planet Benson 2 which is another font that already came on my computer.  The pencils, glue, scissors, paint pallette and paint brush are from Lettering Delights Crafty Bird Cut It Set. 

And don't forget to comment at Craftwell's blog for your chance to win an eCraft! Please hop and don't skip!

Enjoy the rest of the hop! Your next stop is Carrie's Blog. 

- Kim  

Back to School Blog Hop Line-Up
Cassie Box
Denise O’Connor:
Kelly Feldman:
Kim Gaughan:
Carrie Walz
KimberlyRae Forde:
Aimee Maddern:
Jodi Baune:
Debi Tullier:
Lowri McNabb:
Craftwell Blog:


  1. What a great back to school this idea...tfs

  2. What a neat way to jazz up a boring box! Any kid/adult would love these!

  3. Cute projects, Kim :)
    Hugs and Blessings,

  4. Great ideas! We did something similar with my girls' composition books this year, it might become a yearly tradition.

  5. love your projects!! What a fabulous idea!!! I do daycare and I am definately going to incorporate these ideas around here!!

  6. great projects!!! I love this idea!! I do daycare and will definately be incorporating these ideas into my system!!! TFS!

  7. Love your projects! Very cute idea!

  8. Fun and you're talking!! TFS
    Please stop by, say HI and enter to win in my 1 year Blogaversary celebration.
    Creative Wishes,new follower
    Claire S

  9. AWESOME projects... love the folders :))

  10. What a great idea to put some life into folders & cartons. Wonderful job.

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  11. Excellent way to personalize your elements - and reuseable too!!

  12. Love your star treat box. Well got to get hopping.

  13. OH! My son has a bland pencil box that we just scribbled his name on with a sharpie. Thank you for reminding me that vinyl is a MUCH BETTER option!!

  14. Very cool, love the boxes thanks for sharing.

  15. Thanks for a new use for vinyl.

  16. Love this idea. It would work great for the supplies in my craft room as I use the pencil boxes for lots of my embellishments.

  17. I love the many uses of vinyl!

  18. great ideas.
    Barbara Bird

  19. Luv your projects!!! Thanks for sharing!